Abu Dhabi Mall
In the latest decade Abu Dhabi has witnessed numerous transformations that have increased its ability to attract tourists from all corners of the world. Whether they come to have a taste of the Arabic world or to attend one of the major sportive events hosted by UAE’s capital, new tourists arrive every day in Abu Dhabi. And the city never fails to entertain and impress them. Good shopping is one of those things which make them come back! The Abu Dhabi Mall is the largest and most important shopping location in the city. Featuring over 200,000 square meters and 220 outlets, the mall was first opened for public on April 15th, 2001. The mall is located in the Tourist Club Area and it is neighbored by Le Meridien Hotel and Beach Rotana Hotel.
Shopping at Abu Dhabi Mall
Boosting an impressive collection of brands, the Abu Dhabi Mall offers its visitors an incredible shopping experience. From international brands such as Zara, Bershka, Next, Massimo Dutti, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger, to reputable local shops, from clothing to household items and from pharmacies to electrical appliances, from jewelry to make-up stores, there is something for everyone. The Abu Dhabi Co-op Hypermarket completes the shopping offer.
The meal options are also highly diversified. Over 40 international restaurants are present inside the impressive Abu Dhabi Mall. A Japanese, a Greek, an Arabic, an Italian and a Persian restaurant are waiting clients alongside the famous fast food chains. The extensive food court spans over all the three stories, so that visitors can have a bite wherever they are.
Abu Dhabi Mall offers numerous services that will make visitor’s shopping experience even more pleasant. ATMs from different banking units are present inside the mall; a customer service desk is available for complaints and useful information related to the shop disposal, while the baby strollers and a mother and child room ensure a positive experience for the entire family. Other services offered by Abu Dhabi Mall include a 3000 places car parking, rent-a-car, public telephones, photo boots, taxi stand, internet cafés and dry cleaning.
A club which promotes an active life invites locals and tourists to walk around the Abu Dhabi Mall every day for a healthy body. The club is called Abu Dhabi Walkers Club and meets up every day between 7:00 am and 10:00 am for a walk in controlled climate for optimal results. At the end of the walk, people are invited to have a cup of coffee at one of Abu Dhabi Mall’s cafés and start their day in a positive mood. The Security Desk is at tourists’ disposal so that their visit to Abu Dhabi Mall is a safe and care free one. This service ensures first aid in case of medical urgencies, deals with lost properties and baggage counter and provides emergencies services for situations which require them.
For those members who are not passionate of shopping or for those relaxing moments after the shopping sessions, the Abu Dhabi Mall has designed a series of entertainment options. The five-screen Cineplex boosts high resolution screens, comfortable seats and the latest releases from the film industry. A bowling center and regular artists’ performances complete the entertainment options at Abu Dhabi Mall.
Kids get bored and tired relatively easy, so it is recommended to leave them at the specially designed kids’ areas from the Abu Dhabi Mall. The kids’ edutainment centers are great places to leave children while roaming the shops. Parents get some space, while children have fun while learning new and interesting things.
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